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Unapologetically Sensitive

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Sep 12, 2023

Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People

Dr. Lindsay Gibson, discusses her most recent book, and she offers practical strategies, reflective exercises, and tips for dealing with emotionally immature people (EIPs). We explore topics such as understanding emotional immaturity, healing from emotional immaturity, and developing emotional maturity. We discuss the importance of self-care, self-compassion, and self-improvement. Dr. Gibson offers hope, validation, and empowerment to those who want to build healthier relationships.


Lindsay Gibson, PsyD.


·       Emotional immaturity is characterized by a lack of emotional awareness, empathy, and responsibility.

·        Emotionally immature people often struggle with communication, conflict resolution, and intimacy.

·        Emotional immaturity can be caused by childhood trauma, neglect, or abuse.

·         Emotionally immature parents can pass on their behavior to their children.

·         The book is structured as a series of 50 questions and answers.

·         The book offers strategies, reflective exercises, and tips for improving emotional maturity.

·         The book is organized into five parts: Understanding Emotional Immaturity, The Impact of Emotional Immaturity on Relationships, Healing from Emotional Immaturity, Developing Emotional Maturity, and Living with Emotional Maturity.

·         Part One explains what emotional immaturity is and how it develops.

·         Part Two explores the effects of emotional immaturity on different types of relationships, such as romantic, familial, and professional.

·         Part Three offers guidance on healing from emotional immaturity, including setting boundaries, grieving losses, and forgiving oneself and others.

·         Part Four provides practical advice for developing emotional maturity, such as practicing self-awareness, empathy, and responsibility.

·         Part Five discusses the benefits of living with emotional maturity, such as better relationships, self-esteem, and resilience.

·         The book emphasizes the importance of self-care, self-compassion, and self-improvement in overcoming emotional immaturity.

·         The book encourages readers to seek therapy, support groups, and other resources for healing and growth.

·         The book acknowledges that emotional maturity is a lifelong journey and that setbacks and challenges are normal.

·         The book is written in a conversational and accessible style, with anecdotes, examples, and humor.

·         The book is aimed at adult children of emotionally immature parents, but it can be helpful for anyone struggling with emotional immaturity.

·         The book offers hope, validation, and empowerment to readers who want to break the cycle of emotional immaturity and build healthier relationships.


Lindsay Gibson, PsyD. has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over thirty years and specializes in individual adult psychotherapy and coaching with adult children of emotionally immature parents. She is the author of five books. Her book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents remains a #1 Amazon Best Seller in parent-adult child relationships, with a five star rating and over 19,000 reviews, over 800,000 copies sold, and translated in 34 foreign countries. She has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Virginia Consortium Program for Clinical Psychology, leading doctoral student workshops and independent study classes. Her latest book, Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People, was released in July 2023. Her website address is Dr. Gibson lives and works in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 


Patricia was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but is now exclusively providing coaching. She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller.  Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), then learning she is neurodivergent helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion.  She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other neurodivergent folks know that they aren’t alone, and that having a brain that is wired differently comes with amazing gifts, and some challenges.  Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors you


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